The Kurdistan Parliament confirmed Masrour Barzani as the new Prime Minister of Kurdistan Region along with his government cabinet by a majority vote. Barzani received 88 favorable votes from 106 lawmakers in attendance, and his deputy, Qubad Talabani, received 73. The President Nechirvan Barzani congratulated Masrour and wrote in an official statement that the formation of the new KRG cabinet is another achievement in the process of developing democracy in the Region. 

Two people were killed and another was wounded by a bomb blast in the Domiz neighborhood of Kirkuk city on Wednesday night. The explosion was caused by a bomb on a booby-trapped motorbike. The security forces and ambulances rushed to the scene and evacuated the wounded to the hospital and transported the deceased to the forensic department.

Former miss Iraq says Iraqi government is attempting to revoke her citizenship over support to Israel. Sarah Idan, who was Miss Iraq in 2017, told the Journal in a phone interview that the Iraqi government is setting forth the process to revoke her citizenship over recent comments supporting Israel. Sarah said she reached out to the U.N. and the United States government on the matter but hasn’t heard from either yet.